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Death Doll

circa 1825

Miniature doll to be put inside a coffin. They were painted and dressed to look like the owner and then buried with them.

An unusual item to be in a museum collection with an unusual story.

The donors grandmother was suppose to have put it inside a coffin of a friend when she died. However after walking from Warrington to Liverpool she was late for the funeral and too late to put the doll in the coffin!